Freehold Sale

Property Price Bracket Standard Fees Partners Fees
Up to £200,000 £950 plus VAT* £1,250 plus VAT
£200,001 to £250,000 £1050 plus VAT £1,350 plus VAT
£250,001 to £350,000 £1175 plus VAT £1,475 plus VAT
£350,001 to £500,000 £1325 plus VAT £1,625 plus VAT
£500,001 to £999,999 0.275% plus VAT 0.275% + £300 plus VAT
£1,000,000 + Contact us for a quote Contact us for a quote

*All reference to VAT on this page is at the standard rate of 20%

In addition, the following fixed fees and expenses may apply to sales

Additional fixed fees and third party expenses

Our Electronic Transfer Fee to redeem a mortgage or charge £35 plus VAT*
Office copy title information documents from HM Land Registry £3 per document plus VAT

*All reference to VAT on this page is at the standard rate of 20%

Example total fees

Using the information above you can estimate the total sum applicable to your transaction. It is also easy to obtain a specific quote by contacting our Client Services team:

Example - Sale by an individual of a freehold property in Plymouth for £150,000 subject to a mortgage

Professional Costs £ 950.00
VAT on our Fees £ 190.00
Our Fees INC VAT £ 1,140.00
Vatable Disbursements
Bank Transfer Fee £ 35.00
Online identity check £ 2.70
Lawyer checker £ 18.00
Non-Vatable Disbursements
Land Registry Fee - Property Title Information £ 15.00
Disbursements  £ 70.70
VAT on Disbursements £ 11.14
Total Disbursements INC VAT  £ 81.84
Our total fees and Disbursements Inclusive of VAT £ 1,221.84

Our fees cover the standard work required to complete the sale of your home including;

  • Obtaining the title documents to your property from the Land Registry or, if your property is unregistered, considering the deeds available and preparing the Epitome on Title
  • Drafting the contract for approval by your buyer’s solicitors
  • Addressing enquiries raised by your buyer’s solicitor
  • Providing you with updates on progress of your transaction and maintaining good levels of communication throughout by either email or telephone or face-to-face meetings as you direct
  • Advising you on how to obtain any missing information or documents relevant to your sale
  • Approving the form of transfer deed provided by the buyer’s solicitors
  • Arranging to redeem any existing mortgage or charge secured against your property on completion.

When do our fees become payable?

Our standard fixed fees are due on completion of the transaction. Payments to third parties, such as Land Registry title documents will be payable in advance. We normally ask you to make an initial advance payment on account of £100. If the initial payments are likely to exceed this, we will request an additional sum to cover those expenditures.

Referral fees

We have a commercial arrangement with a few local Estate Agents, Mortgage Brokers and Financial Advisors to whom we pay a fixed fee for each matter that is referred to us by them. A formal referral agreement is made between Wolferstans and the company or body referring work to us but our objective remains to advise you independently in line with our professional duties. The agreement will not impact on you, as a client, or your rights as a consumer. We will let you know if such an arrangement is in place between Wolferstans and the person or body that has referred you to use our services. We will confirm to you in writing the fee that Wolferstans shall pay to the Referrer on completion of your transaction. Please note, that the fees quoted to you by Wolferstans will not be increased or amended to account for the referral fee.

How long will it take?

The length of time that it takes to complete a sale of a freehold property depends on various factors, including:

  • How quickly the other party to the transaction is able to proceed
  • How quickly the conveyancer acting for the other party is able to progress the transaction
  • How quickly you are able to respond to any enquiries or provide us with relevant instructions
  • Whether any unusual or difficult circumstances should arise or come to light during the course of the transaction

It will also depend on the nature of the transaction, for example, whether:

  • the buyer is relying on monies under an advance pay loan agreement such as under the Forces Help to Buy Scheme
  • there are multiple owners
  • the property is being sold subject to existing tenancies
  • the buyer is using a Shared Ownership Scheme
  • the buyer is using the Help to Buy Scheme
  • the transaction is a probate sale/purchase awaiting issue of the formal Grant of Probate
  • the buyer wishes to instruct a Surveyor to prepare a HomeBuyer’s report and the availability of the Surveyor
  • you are selling only a part of a property that is subject to complex rights and reservations
  • you have a related transaction
  • you are selling under a part-exchange arrangement.

On average, standard sale transactions take between 6 to 12 weeks to complete.

Get in touch to discuss how we can help you by calling 01752 643983.

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